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AH commission lacks confidence in Rushing

The Airway Heights Planning Commission followed suit with many residents and staff regarding Mayor Patrick Rushing and his ability to lead the city. At its July 22 meeting, the commission asked staff to draft a document stating they do not agree...

Medical Lake has safe July 4, Fire Department's busy season continues

It was a relatively safe Fourth of July for the city of Medical Lake. At the July 20 City Council meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Corey Stevens said the department had two fire trucks on patrol. They also received help from the Spokane County...

Cheney crime through first half of 2015

With a few exceptions, most categories in the Cheney Police Department's year-to-date figures from the June Monthly Accountability Report (MAR) reflect a downward trend when compared to this time...

Council approves levy lid lift

The Cheney City Council voted unanimously at its July 28 meeting to pass an ordinance lifting the city’s state law imposed levy lid limit and send a proposed property tax increase to the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The proposed increase would...

Morning blaze

Airway Heights firefighters called to the scene of an early morning fire Monday at Sixth and Beeman found a good portion of the house fully consumed. See the ...

Plenty is new for EWU as Eagles prepare for 2015 football season

Back on Oct. 4, 2014 when quarterback Vernon Adams limped off the field after breaking a couple of bones in his foot, there was concern over where the Eastern Washington University football program might be headed the remainder of the season. But...

Once popular hydros struggling to keep their roostertails flying

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A generation before the Sonics, Pilots/Mariners or Seahawks, the notion of anything Major League in the Northwest was a nebulous thing. Back when the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks were more often than not...

Cheney 17U splits doubleheader with NW Premier

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team wrapped up their independent season July 21 after splitting a doubleheader with Northwest Premier's 16U baseball team, winning game one, 11-8 and losing game...

Summerhawks 15U wrap up season in City Tournament

The Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team finished their season with a close 4-3 win over Northwest Premier, July 22, then went 1-2 in the 15U City Tournament. In the tournament, Cheney dropped the...

Sports Briefs

Correction: Owings pitches no hitter In the article “Summerhawks run win streak to four” in the July 23 issue of the Cheney Free Press, it was incorrectly reported that Garrett Hagel as the pitcher who threw a no hitter with seven strikeouts in...

West Plains busineses are amazing

Earlier this month, my son’s baseball team qualified for the 9/10 State Little League tournament, which was to be held in Cheney July 18 – 26.  As most are aware, the tournament had to be moved to Montesano, Wash. at the last minute because of...

It's time for EWU, Cheney to talk police dispatch

There’s a television ad these days that speaks to cellphone users who decided to take the offer of a competitor only to find when all was said and done the service was just not as good as advertised. Those who left were offered a financial...

We prefer snake oil because scientific truth is not always so wonderful

The last time I checked you can still buy your POM Wonderful at our local supermarkets. This despite the fact that a judge issued a “cease and desist,” ordering POM to stop claiming its beverage benefits everything from your brain to your...

Thanks for Cheney High reunion support

On behalf of the board of directors and all the members of the Cheney High School Alumni Association (CHSAA) kindly allow me to express our gratitude for your support of our annual All Class Reunion Picnic. We enjoyed one of the best reunion...

West Plains Briefs

Veteran’s benefits seminar Attention military veterans. Representatives from the Spokane Veteran’s Center are conducting outreach seminars to the surrounding community in an effort to update personnel on changes to benefits and policies.... Full story

Spokane County Sheriff's Office offers free boater class

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is offering their final boater education class, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. at 6011 N. Chase Road in Newman Lake. The class is open to the public 12 years and older. Spokane County Marine...

Cheney Holiday Inn Express plans expansion, remodel

Cheney Holiday Inn Express owners Debbie and Brian Anderson have filed an application with the city’s Community Development Department to expand their 76-room hotel and conference center. The proposed $3.5 million expansion would add 46 more...

Rodeo, Roundup look to connect community

With a rodeo that may be better than ever, even after nearly a half-century, and a city in search of staying power for a community event, perhaps the two can help both parties thrive. The 48th...

Two former Cheney students join expedition to Canadian Arctic

A pair of Cheney High School graduates will be spending part of their summer cooling off — literally. Connor Netz and Evelyn Rowe are joining 110 other high school and university students and 80 staff members representing 18 countries on a...

Rick Roig retires after 31 years with Cheney Fire Department

Rick Roig's career with the Cheney Fire Department not only spanned several decades, but also included being on the forefront of many changes in the field of emergency response. And, it included...

Crime rises slightly in Medical Lake

Not much changed in terms of crime for Medical Lake. According to statistics from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, there were 1,061 computer aided dispatch calls from January to June, an 8 percent increase from last year’s number of 976...

Bananas, milk - and soap

Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base stopped by to lend a hand with a car wash sponsored by the Stars & Stripes, Boots & Spurs Car Club on Saturday, July 11 at the Airway Heights Grease...

Less traffic reports, but more investigations

It’s been another busy year for the Airway Heights Police Department According to crime statistics provided by the department, there were 2,931 recorded incidents from January to June this year. This is down from last year’s number of 3,145...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 20 Third-degree theft was reported on the 300 block of Second Street. A Shop Vac was taken from a garage. Officers assisted a homeless man who was living in his car and had become dehydrated. The man was transported to a medical...

Mike Ault practices art of black and white photography

Many of us got our start in taking pictures - "snap-shots" if you will - when we received our first Kodak Instamatic camera. The difference between the vast majority of us and Mike Ault, however, are ...

Part 2: Good things do happen

Editor’s note: Luella Dow continues her story from last week of challenges faced in her youth. Even at my age I understood they didn’t like me. I’d go home again. I managed to gather the armful of school supplies I had brought to school and...

Birth Announcements

Ryan and Tessa Fairchild of Tacoma are pleased to announce the birth of their first child. Luke Xavier Fairchild was born July 18, 2015, at 5:53 p.m. at Tacoma General Hospital, measuring 21 inches...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 4, 2005 Several locations in the Cheney area had fliers promoting “white pride” distributed on their property according to Police Chief Jeff Sale. Eastern Washington University hired the executive search firm of A.T. Kearney...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. You may also watch our pastor’s sermon at www.emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Adult education begins at 9 a.m....

Betty Spear

Betty passed away peacefully on June 24, 2015 in Spokane, Wash. Betty was born on April 22, 1927 to Elsie and William Springer in Otis Orchards, Wash. She was the youngest of seven siblings: Bev,... Full story

 
 
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